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1 Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me Further consultation on proposals to secure shared decision-making

2 DH INFORMATION READER BOX Policy HR / Workforce Management Planning / Clinical Document Purpose Gateway Reference Title Author Publication Date Target Audience Circulation List Gathering INFORMATION Estates Commissioning IM & T Finance Social Care / Partnership Working Liberating the NHS: No decision about me, without me - Further consultation on proposals to secure shared decision-making Department of Health 23 May 2012 PCT CEs, NHS Trust CEs, SHA CEs, Care Trust CEs, Foundation Trust CEs, Medical Directors, Directors of PH, Directors of Nursing, Local Authority CEs, Directors of Adult SSs, PCT Chairs, NHS Trust Board Chairs, Special HA CEs, Directors of HR, Directors of Finance, Allied Health Professionals, GPs, Communications Leads, Emergency Care Leads, Directors of Children's SSs #VALUE! Description Cross Ref Superseded Docs Action Required Timing Contact Details This further consultation document sets out our final policy proposals which aim to give patients greater choice and control. A number of focussed consultation questions seek views on whether we have identified the right areas as well as the right levers for making sure the NHS empowers patients and service users and delivers real choice across the majority of NHS services. Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control - A summary of responses N / A Provide responses to the consultation By 20 July 2012 The Choice Team Department of Health 2nd Floor, Richmond House 79 Whitehall London 0 0 For Recipient's Use

3 Foreword Patients should be at the heart of everything we do. In Liberating the NHS we set out the Government s ambition to achieve healthcare outcomes that are among the best in the world by involving patients fully in their own care, with decisions made in partnership with clinicians, rather than by clinicians alone: no decision about me, without me. Genuinely shared decision-making is about giving everyone more say in decisions about their own care. It s about being sensitive to people s preferences and aspirations for their care and treatment and it s about having the right information to make informed decisions, supported by professionals. We ve been looking at how we can achieve this and at those areas where we can give patients and service users, their carers and families more say. Giving people more choice over their care and treatment all along their pathway is an important part of this. They should be able to share in decisions about their care in clinical areas other than elective care, such as mental health services, maternity care, long-term conditions and community services. It means giving patients and service users the opportunity to share in decisions about their care all along their pathway: more say in primary care, before a diagnosis, when referred to secondary care and after a diagnosis has been made. It means building on the work already underway to give patients more say over who provides their community and mental health services and to give patients more say over which team provides their hospital care. Our proposals don t change the principles upon which the NHS was founded: healthcare free at the point of use and available to everyone based on need, not ability to pay. These proposals will put patients first so that services fit around them and not the other way around. This will mean more flexible services, greater convenience and crucially better outcomes for all: equity and excellence. Secretary of State for Health

4 Contents Page Executive summary 5 1. Introduction 8 2. A model of shared decision-making Decisions in primary care Decisions before a diagnosis Decisions at referral Decisions after a diagnosis Making it happen: Shared decision-making to become the norm 33 Annex A: The consultation questions 38 Annex B: The consultation process 39

5 Executive summary 1. The White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS 1 set out the Government s vision of an NHS that puts patients and the public first, where shared decision-making: no decision about me without me is the norm. It includes proposals to give everyone more say over their care and treatment with more opportunity to make choices, with information and support as a means of securing better care and better outcomes. 2. The Government published detailed proposals in the consultation document Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control 2 seeking the views of patients, the public, healthcare professionals and the NHS on the choices that people want to make, when they want to make them and what information and support they need to be able to have more say and to share in decisions about their care. We published the Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution consultation 3 alongside the choice consultation document, recognising the importance of appropriate, timely and accessible information to enable people to make informed decisions about their care. 3. The NHS Future Forum undertook a listening exercise from April to June 2011 and set out a number of recommendations in its report Choice and Competition Delivering Real Choice 4 about how the Government could ensure that patient choice and competition is taken forward in patients and the public s interests. The report has informed our proposals. 4. Our proposals support the delivery of the Government s Open Public Services agenda as set out in the 2011 document, Open Public Services White Paper 5. The Open Public Services agenda aims to ensure that everyone has access to the best possible public services and that the best become better still. This will be achieved by treating all patients and the public as grown-ups - by giving them more opportunities to be involved in decisions about their care and to exercise choices. 5. In the first chapter, we set out our approach to this consultation document. We provide details of the consultation process overall and set out the process and timetable for responding to it. The associated document, Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control, A summary of responses published separately, sets

6 out a summary of the responses received and how we have taken account of these in developing our proposals. 6. We have heard that patients want greater clarity over when and how they can share in decisions about their care, about the choices they have and when they apply. In chapter two, we propose a model of shared decision-making all along the patient pathway, which should be relevant irrespective of patients conditions, their clinical pathway or progress along it. The model indicates where patients would be expected to have more say in decisions about their care in primary care; before a diagnosis; at referral to secondary care; and after a diagnosis had been made. 7. We also underline the importance of making sure that patients are empowered to make informed decisions about their care and treatment. Not least by being able to access high quality information and being supported by professionals to be confident in having their say in all decisions about their care. We recognise that empowered patients will be clear about what shared decisionmaking means and where it is and is not available, for example, where some choices would be clinically inappropriate or unsafe. Our Information Strategy, The power of information - Putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need, published 21 st May 2012, sets out our approach to providing patients with information to help them have more say and take part in shared decision making In chapter three, we set out how people will be able to share in decisions about their care in primary care. Primary care is where most people have their initial contact with health services and where patients with long-term conditions are often treated and managed. Not only do we want to make sure that people can choose to register with the GP practice that best suits their needs, we also want to ensure that whichever GP practice people are registered with, personalised care planning is offered consistently to those with long-term conditions who engage with professionals in primary care. We reiterate our commitment, set out in response to the Future Forum report, to phase in the introduction of any qualified provider with a focus on the services where patients say they want more choice, for example starting with selected community services. 9. In chapter four, we identify how people will have more say over who provides the tests they need before they receive a diagnosis. We propose that patients who need the most common diagnostic tests will be able to choose for them to be carried out by any qualified provider of those tests as well as having a say over where and when the test is carried out, unless there are compelling clinical reasons not to. 6

7 10. In chapter five, we set out how, this year, people will not only be able to make decisions about where they are treated but also over who provides their secondary care services. Patients who are referred for a first outpatient consultant-led appointment are already able to choose from any clinically appropriate provider in England and we have extended this by giving people a say about which named consultant-led team they see, where appropriate. In addition, we propose giving people more say in decisions about who they are referred to in specific areas such as maternity services and mental health care. 11. Chapter six outlines proposals for giving everyone more say in decisions about their care after they have been given a diagnosis. Patients should be able to choose their treatment wherever this is clinically appropriate, safe and affordable. 12. In chapter seven, we set out proposals to enable patients and their carers to take part in shared decisions in all aspects of their care. The Health and Social Care Act (2012) places certain duties on the NHS Commissioning Board and clinical commissioning groups, which support our proposals by requiring them to promote the involvement of patients and carers in decisions about their care and treatment and to enable patients to make choices. This complements the right already set out in the NHS Constitution for patients to make choices about their NHS care and to have access to information to support those choices. As recommended by the NHS Future Forum, we will set out clear expectations for the NHS Commissioning Board and commissioners on the choices patients ought to be able to make, as part of ensuring that patients have clarity over what choices they can reasonably expect to have. 13. Chapter seven also discusses how we will make sure that patients have the means of recourse if they are not given an opportunity to share in decisions about their care or to have a say. We consider how systems and processes will be developed to make no decision about me, without me the norm and the role that other organisations such as HealthWatch and Monitor will play in supporting that objective. 7

8 1. Introduction 1.1 The White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS set out the Government s vision of an NHS that puts patients and the public first, where no decision about me, without me is the norm. It includes proposals to give everyone more say in decisions about their care and treatment, more opportunity to make choices with information and support as a means of securing better care and better outcomes. 1.2 Giving patients and the public more opportunities to share in decisions that affect them is consistent with the aims and objectives of the Government s Open Public Services agenda. The Open Public Services White Paper 6 outlined the Government s desire to ensure that everyone has access to the best possible public services, and that the best become better still. This will be achieved by treating all patients and the public as grown-ups by giving them more opportunities to be involved in decisions about their care and treatment and more choice and control over their healthcare. 1.3 The White Paper set out the principle that everyone should have an opportunity to share in decisions about their care and treatment. The consultation document Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control set out some preliminary proposals to achieve this and asked a number of open questions about how the commitments to give patients more say as set out in the White Paper could be implemented. 1.4 The document, Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control, A summary of responses, published alongside this document, includes detailed feedback from a range of patients, the wider public, third sector and other organisations, healthcare professionals and the NHS on our initial proposals and what we should do to make no decision about me, without me a reality for all. This feedback has informed the proposals set out here and our response to the specific points raised is set out at the end of each section of that document. 1.5 Over the last year, we have developed further our policy proposals to implement the White Paper choice commitments in light of the responses to the consultation and our face-to-face engagement with a wide range of individuals and organisations. In developing these proposals, we have taken account of the recommendations from the 2011 NHS Future Forum-led NHS 6 8

9 Listening Exercise, specifically taking steps to ensure that choice is promoted where it is in patients interests. 1.6 When responding to the NHS Future Forum s recommendations in June , the Government set out some important principles on choice and competition. It committed to ensuring that the NHS Commissioning Board and clinical commissioning groups would take active steps to promote the NHS Constitution, including its principles and values. It acknowledged that whilst choice of provider could bring benefits to patients, what really mattered was the quality of care provided. The Government also committed to giving Monitor a role in protecting and promoting the interests of patients and put duties on commissioners to promote integrated care to address the needs of patients and for Monitor to support this. 1.7 We have already published our response to the consultation for our proposals to give patients more say by extending choice of provider through the any qualified provider policy and by extending choice to named consultant-led team, where clinically appropriate. In both these areas, our response was brought forward because of the need to make rapid progress against the timetable set out in the White Paper and to ensure that momentum was sustained. Our any qualified provider response 8 and policy guidance was published in July 2011 and was followed by our response and contract guidance for choice of named consultant-led team in October In this further consultation document, we set out policy proposals aimed at giving patients more say through an opportunity to make shared decisions. We ask a small number of focussed consultation questions to seek views on: whether we have identified the right areas as well as the right levers for making sure our proposals will give patients more opportunities to make shared decisions about their care and treatment, all along the pathway, whether our proposals are realistic and achievable, whether we have missed any key issues, whether we have identified the right means of delivering our proposals. 1.9 Our proposals are consistent with the principles the Government committed to, following the NHS Listening Exercise. The responses to these proposals will

10 inform our final response which we expect to publish later this year. Alongside this document, we have published the associated consultation Impact Assessment and Equality Analysis documents The Health and Social Care Act (2012) 10 establishes new organisations, which will have a key role in implementing the proposals to give patients more say and opportunities to make shared decisions in the new healthcare system. These would include, but are not limited to, the NHS Commissioning Board, Monitor, clinical commissioning groups and providers as well as the Department of Health. The proposals set out in this document are the proposals of the Department of Health. New organisations will consider these proposals and the response to this further consultation as they take on their functions In 2010 we published the Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution consultation at the same time as the Liberating the NHS: Greater Choice and Control consultation document. We recognise that it is important for people to be fully involved in decisions about their own care and to have the information they need to make those decisions. The Information Strategy, The power of information - Putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need, published 21 st May 2012, builds upon the Information Revolution consultation and sets out our approach to providing patients with information to help them make informed choices. Responding to this consultation 1.12 This consultation will run for eight weeks from 23 May 2012 until 20 July 2012 and builds upon our initial 13 week consultation on Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control. 11 You can respond online at by to or by post to the Choice Team, Department of Health, Room 4N11, Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UE. We welcome views from patients, carers and users, the wider public, organisations, health professionals and the NHS. We also intend to undertake a series of events and activities to engage with and involve individuals and organisations to raise awareness of the consultation and to encourage them to share their views on our proposals. All responses will help inform the final policy guidance and exact details of how these proposals will be implemented in the new system In responding to this consultation, we would also like you to think about the associated costs, benefits and risks when providing patients with more

11 opportunities to share in decisions about their care as outlined in the accompanying Impact Assessment document We are committed to ensuring that our proposals are fully consistent with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, public sector equality duty and other relevant equality legislation. We have published alongside this document an accompanying Equality Analysis and we would welcome feedback on this We ask a small number of questions at Annex A about whether we have identified the right options for giving people more say all along the care pathway and if they are realistic and achievable. 11

12 2. A model of shared decision-making 2.1 We clearly heard during our first round of consultation that patients, service users and the general public wanted greater clarity over where, when and how they could share in decisions about their care and treatment; over what choices they were entitled to make, and the mechanisms and support available to allow them to make informed decisions. 2.2 In this document, we propose a model of shared decision-making all along the patient pathway giving patients greater involvement in their own care and more say. We have developed the model to demonstrate and to confirm to patients, their families and carers, the choices that should be available to them all along the pathway. 2.3 Patients and service users should have more say in decisions about their care in primary care, before diagnosis, when referred to secondary care and after a diagnosis is made. The model indicates where patients would be expected to have opportunities to make shared decisions in line with the White Paper commitments. We want this to be achieved through more choices being available at all these stages of care and treatment, irrespective of a patient s clinical pathway and their progress along it. 2.4 At the heart of our model is the principle of shared decision-making, which underpins our proposals: no decision about me, without me. Shared decision-making involves a patient and their clinician(s) working together to clarify options and goals for their care, treatment and self-management, sharing information about those options and aiming to reach agreement on the best course of action. Shared decision-making is fundamental throughout the entire healthcare pathway irrespective of setting. 2.5 The structure of this document mirrors the model, which is presented as a diagram, below. Our model of shared decision-making envisages information and more choice all along the pathway as the foundations for giving patients more say. Without the meaningful engagement and support of healthcare professionals we cannot ensure that everyone will have an equal opportunity to have a say and to make decisions about their care. We also view information as essential to provide a firm underpinning of informed patient choices. The Department of Health s Information Strategy, The power of information - Putting all of us in control of the health and care information we 12

13 need, sets out a vision for how we can help people to access the information they need to support them to make choices. 2.6 Our proposals build upon the responses received to the Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control consultation, although it should be noted that a range of different responses were received and it would not be possible to reflect all of these. We have been clear about where we don t propose to give patients more choice because it is not considered to be safe, sustainable or affordable. Figure 1: Our model of shared decision making all along the pathway Making no decision about me, without me a reality for all 2.7 Our summary consultation response, Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control, A summary of responses, published alongside this document provides detailed information and analysis of the views and concerns surrounding shared decision-making. In brief, the responses indicated clear support for the aim of making shared decision-making between patients and healthcare professionals the norm and for patients to take greater responsibility for becoming involved when making decisions about their care and treatment. However, respondents were clear that for patients to become empowered to make shared decisions, the opportunities to do so cannot be constrained to a 13

14 particular stage of healthcare provision. Many people believe that a cultural change across all areas of healthcare is needed, with healthcare professionals taking the lead by routinely including patients, carers and their families as equal partners in decisions about their care and treatment. 2.8 The information strategy for health and social care in England; The power of information - Putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need, sets out a clear vision and next steps to enable people to access and share their own records. It also aims to promote better use of technology which, in turn, will help people take part in decisions about their own care in a genuine partnership with professionals. Linking with this Government's broader Open Public Services agenda 12 and Transparency agenda, the strategy also sets out how transparency and open data will also support the public, patients and carers, service providers and commissioners to make better, more evidence based decisions. 2.9 We also recognise that sometimes people may not value sharing in decisions and making choices and our proposals take account of this. For the avoidance of doubt, patients will continue to be entitled to delegate decisions to their healthcare professional. We are also clear that greater shared decision-making has to be seen in the context of what is clinically appropriate. Our proposals do not mean that patients will be able to make choices where they contradict professional views on clinical appropriateness, nor do we expect all treatments or options to always be available. We are proposing that the NHS will be transparent about the options that are available and involve people in deciding which option is best for them. Information to support shared decision-making 2.10 We have heard from respondents about the importance of a wide range of appropriate, accessible, understandable and timely information to allow patients to make informed decisions. This could be information about the quality of care, clinical outcomes, waiting times, patient experiences, infection rates, location and facilities offered by different providers. That is why we have recognised the central role of information in the model as underpinning and supporting patients decisions at all points along the patient pathway We recognise that informed decision-making relies in part on professionals providing and sharing information with patients. However, other information such as that provided by information intermediaries that is directly accessible to patients is crucial in supporting patients to make meaningful and truly

15 informed choices taking account of clinical and non-clinical issues. We published the Liberating the NHS: Greater Choice and Control consultation document alongside the consultation on the Department of Health s Information Strategy for this reason. We are continuing to look at ways of ensuring that the Information Strategy will support the implementation of the commitments to extend shared decision-making across the majority of NHS services. Urgent care and the limits for shared decision-making 2.12 We do not propose that our model of shared decision-making will necessarily encompass urgent or unplanned care. The consultation responses suggested that when healthcare is required in these circumstances, it is more important that people understand they have access to the correct health services quickly, rather than having opportunities to share in decisions. Healthcare professionals and the public also recognise that some choice is already available in some form for urgent and unplanned care, through access to Accident and Emergency (A&E) services, NHS Walk-in Centres and NHS Direct We continue to look for ways to personalise services and to extend the set of choices that patients have. Plans are in place to ensure that every area of England has a coherent 24/7 urgent care service in place by April This will be supported by the new NHS 111 telephone number, which will enable patients with urgent healthcare needs to be directed to their most appropriate local health services. 15

16 the new NHS111 telephone numbers which will enable patients with urgent health needs to be directed to their most appropriate local health services. 3. Decisions in primary care Choice of GP practice 3.1 The GP practice is the front door of the NHS. With the exceptions of urgent or unplanned care, the majority of people will access NHS services through their GP practice. Many patients with long-term conditions will have their condition(s) managed mostly or solely in primary care. Currently, most people have to choose a GP practice near their home and make sure they live within its catchment area. 3.2 For many, this makes sense and they are happy with the service they receive from their local GP practice, but we believe that people should have the choice to register with the GP practice that best suits their needs. Some people may prefer to register with a practice that is near to their place of work as it provides the flexibility of being able to access an appointment that fits in with their working day. Others may wish to choose a GP practice close to where they live, or may wish to remain registered with their current practice when they move house. 3.3 In the 2010 GP Choice consultation 13, 77% of the public (1,840 respondents) who responded supported the principle that people should be able to register with any Primary Medical Services Contractors ( GP practices ) with an open list. Some clinicians raised concerns through the consultation about our proposals to give people this choice. We have listened to these concerns and are piloting models to secure greater choice of GP practice in areas of central London, Nottingham and Manchester/Salford. Patients, such as commuters, will be able to access a GP practice away from where they live. The intention is to enable, in pilot areas, patients to be either on a patient list, or to visit a practice for a consultation without being on the list of the GP practice. The piloting of GP choice in this way will inform and strengthen any future proposals before we consider wider implementation. 3.4 We also want to support those patients who move house just a few miles down the road to remain on the patient list with the practice where they have a well established relationship if they would prefer to do so. In the past, they may have had to apply to be on the patient list with a new GP practice. Under new arrangements, there will be more opportunity for patients in this position to stay with their old practice. These new arrangements have been introduced and 13 16

17 will provide a strong foundation for giving patients greater choice of GP practice. 3.5 Information is already available on NHS Choices 14 to help people find and choose the right GP practice for them. We will build upon this to provide patients with more information about how practices are performing on delivery of care and services as part of the Government s Transparency agenda, so as to help patients make informed choices about their care. Choice of Provider for Community Services 3.6 We are committed to giving patients more say over who provides their community services. Where a commissioner offers patients a choice of any qualified provider it means that patients can choose from a range of providers that meet the necessary quality requirements and standards of the NHS. Although this is not a new policy, it is being extended to include a greater number of services. For 2012/13, commissioners were required to select at least three services as local priorities in which choice of any qualified provider will be offered 15. These choices should be available by September of this year. The implementation will be phased with more choices becoming available over time as recommended by the Future Forum. 3.7 We published a full consultation response document, together with detailed guidance on the extension of choice of provider to any qualified provider on 19 July These are available on the Department of Health website As part of the phased managed process to give patients more say over who provides their care, as recommended by the NHS Future Forum, the Department of Health identified eight service areas that national patient engagement told us were priority areas for any qualified provider policy: Musculoskeletal services Adult hearing aid services Continence services (adults and children) Direct access diagnostic tests Wheelchair services Podiatry services

18 Venous leg ulcer and wound healing Primary care psychological therapies (adults) 3.9 The Department of Health has since been working to deliver an infrastructure to ensure the successful extension of choice of provider to any qualified provider. This includes working closely with a number of volunteer NHS commissioners to prepare implementation packs for each of the areas identified in our guidance. We are clear that competition will be on the basis of quality, not price. To that end, work has been undertaken to ensure that prices will be determined in advance by commissioners, using either a national tariff where it applies, or a locally agreed price For 2013/14, it is expected that more services will be offered under a choice of any qualified provider and the Department of Health will continue to support commissioners as they do this. It will remain for commissioners to decide which locally required services are priorities for extending choice to any qualified provider. Personalised Care Planning 3.11 People with long-term conditions engage mostly with primary care professionals and have their care, management and support organised by them. Whilst many of these people will have opportunities to inform and influence their care, treatment and management, we want this offer to be formalised for all patients being treated, cared for and managed in primary care. We know from the GP Patient Survey that 83% of people with a long term condition have had a discussion about their condition(s). Many of them also reported that they were given information about their condition(s) and felt the doctor or nurse took notice of their views. We see the care planning discussion as the main way in which patients will be able to participate in decisions about their care and to have greater choice of treatment, management and support where this is appropriate. Therefore, we will support personalised care planning, building on the work that is already happening at a national and local level More involvement in care decisions can be supported through the use of telehealth and telecare technology. This is about using electronic equipment to measure vital health signs that can be remotely monitored by health professionals and using telecare sensors to make the home environment safer. People who want to live independently are provided the opportunity to do so and can understand their own health needs using the same information to self care appropriately. 18

19 3.13 We have funded and run the Whole Systems Demonstrator (WSD) programme to evaluate the role of telehealth and telecare in helping people to manage their conditions. The headline findings from WSD have shown that unplanned admissions to hospital can be reduced along with reductions in mortality and have been instrumental in the development of the 3millionlives initiative 17. The aim of this initiative is to improve the lives of 3 million people with longterm conditions over the next 5 years using telehealth and telecare technologies, and help educate healthcare providers and patients on how these innovative items can best be used in health and care services The Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) long-term conditions national work stream is looking at ways of reducing variation in the use of care planning for those with long-term conditions, of systematising self care and ensuring appropriate risk assessments are carried out to identify the people who will benefit from this approach. This includes making sure that the patient is at the centre of decision-making and a personal care planning approach delivers one integrated care plan focusing on the full needs of the individual. We recognise that proven good quality personalised care planning should be universally adopted and that the promotion of national standards, potentially through the development of a NICE quality standard, could support this. To help drive delivery of better care we are developing a year of care tariff approach for long-term conditions as part of the QIPP challenge so that the system of payments supports people receiving care in the most appropriate setting We are committed to publishing an updated long-term conditions compendium this year to promote and highlight existing good practice. Our aim is to reissue Improving the health and well-being of people with long-term conditions 18 as an information tool for clinical commissioning groups to ensure healthcare staff are better informed about the availability of local choices and the need for shared decision-making when developing personalised care plans The Government has also announced that we are developing a crossgovernment long-term conditions outcomes strategy. It will aim to identify shared or common issues that can help to prevent, delay and ultimately improve the management of long-term conditions. This in itself will help to promote patient and carer involvement but will also ultimately help to deliver better health outcomes. Recognising that long-term conditions affect far more than health, the strategy aims to improve quality of life and independence for people with long-term conditions, across all aspects of their lives, and to bring all parts of government together with a new focus to achieve this. We aim to publish the strategy later this year

20 4. Decisions before a diagnosis Choice of diagnostic test provider 4.1 We want patients to have more say before they receive a diagnosis. In future, the presumption should be that patients referred by their GP for the most common diagnostic tests would be able to choose the provider of these tests as well as where and when they are carried out, unless there are medical reasons not to. We would take steps, as set out here, to make this a reality, acknowledging some of the challenges that remain to be overcome. Any qualified provider: greater choice of diagnostic test provider in the community 4.2 We propose that a key mechanism for giving patients a choice of diagnostic test provider in the community will be through the use of the any qualified provider model. This model will allow patients who are referred for a particular service, to choose, where appropriate, from a range of providers that are qualified to provide safe, high quality care and treatment at NHS prices and select the one that best meets their needs. Diagnostics services closer to home is one of the eight priority areas for the implementation of any qualified provider in 2012/ A number of Primary Care Trust (PCT) clusters have chosen diagnostics services closer to home as a priority for implementation in 2012/13. We expect this to be focussed mainly upon Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and non-obstetric ultrasound in the first instance. An implementation pack has been developed to support commissioners to procure providers of these two diagnostic tests, including model service specifications. Some commissioners may expand any qualified provider into other diagnostic areas in 2012/13, for example, to include other community based tests such as cardiac and respiratory investigations. We will consider what, if any, further support would be needed for commissioners taking any qualified provider forward in diagnostics services not covered by the implementation pack. 4.4 We anticipate that the any qualified provider model will be used even more widely for diagnostics in 2013/14. We want the presumption to be that patients going for diagnostic tests in the community would have a choice over their test provider and we will continue to support the expansion of any qualified 20

21 provider for diagnostic services closer to home from 2013/14 and beyond, informed by any lessons learned from the first phase of implementation. Choosing your secondary care diagnostic test provider 4.5 Patients referred to a consultant-led first outpatient appointment for diagnostic tests are able presently to choose any provider in England that offers that service. This currently covers a broad range of diagnostic services and tests in the areas of imaging, endoscopy and physiological diagnostics. This will continue to be the case and will be confirmed in future guidance on both choice policy and the use of the Choose and Book system 19 and in further engagement with the service on the benefits of registering their services with Choose and Book. 4.6 We propose to go further to ensure that patients will have choices over their diagnostic test provider where the diagnostic test does not take place as part of a consultant-led first outpatient appointment, in other words, further extension of direct access to diagnostic tests for primary care. We know that some commissioners already offer patients a choice over where they may go to have common diagnostic tests and other services carried out. We want to build upon this to ensure that all patients across the country can make these choices. 4.7 In future, diagnostic tests which are not carried out as part of a consultant-led first outpatient appointment should be listed on the Choose and Book system and be directly bookable, provided this is clinically appropriate. This will permit people referred for a diagnostic test to choose who provides it and have more say and greater flexibility over when and where they have their test. 4.8 During 2012/13, we will set out which tests will be the priorities for comprehensive inclusion on Choose and Book from April We will work with the National Clinical Directors for Diagnostic Services to identify the priority areas, which could include high volume services such as audiology, non-obstetric ultrasound, gastroscopy and electrocardiograms (ECGs). We will also work with Choose and Book to ensure it is able to support these choices. Commissioners would be required to ensure that this choice is available to all eligible patients. New requirements on providers to list relevant diagnostic tests on Choose and Book and to provide information to support patients involved in making these choices would be set out in the Standard Contract

22 4.9 A key obstacle to using Choose and Book as a means to give patients a choice of diagnostic imaging services is the incompatibility of the existing Radiology Information Systems (RIS) with Choose and Book. Work is ongoing to identify how best to improve the compatibility of the systems with a view to including imaging services on Choose and Book. During 2012/13, we will set out further detail on the timetable for giving patients more say in this area We acknowledge that enabling individuals to make decisions over who provides their diagnostic test is not appropriate at all stages of healthcare, for example, when a person is receiving inpatient hospital care or where diagnosis is needed urgently. For this reason we will exempt all direct access urgent referrals, such as cancer two week waits, although providers could continue to use Choose and Book to list these services and allow direct bookings to them. This year, we will explore the possibility of giving patients more choice over diagnostic test provider at other points along the patient pathway where appropriate, for example, in secondary care and aftercare stages We acknowledge that a choice of diagnostic test provider is not appropriate for some clinical support services, such as the carrying out of pathology tests. For clarity, we propose that patients would be able to make choices over patient facing elements of diagnostic tests, not of the provider of the analysis of samples. Direct Access to Diagnostic Testing 4.12 Direct access to diagnostics gives patients greater flexibility over when to have their diagnostic test. We are not proposing to replace or restrict existing direct access arrangements. Rather, we wish to add to this set of choices through the any qualified provider initiative In addition, we will work during 2012/13 to consider how tariff can best support greater choice of diagnostic test provider. 22

23 5. Decisions at referral Choice of provider 5.1 Since April 2008, patients have had the right to choose from any clinically appropriate provider in England when referred for their first outpatient, consultant-led appointment for acute elective care. This right is underpinned by legally binding Directions from the Secretary of State to PCTs, which were published alongside the NHS Constitution and took effect from 1 April The Directions require PCTs to ensure that patients needing an elective referral are offered a choice. The Directions also place duties on PCTs to publicise and promote patients entitlement to choice and to publish and report to their Strategic Health Authority (SHA) the number of choice related complaints, and the action taken by PCTs. 5.2 We want to go beyond this to extend the principle of choice of any qualified provider from across the public, private and third sectors to other areas of healthcare in line with the Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS commitment to embed shared decision-making through more patient choice in the majority of NHS funded services. Choice of named consultant-led team 5.3 This year, NHS patients in England will have the freedom to choose not only where they are treated but also who provides their hospital care. Patients will be able to choose a specific named consultant-led team when referred to secondary care. Patients will be able to have more say over the named consultant-led team that delivers their care and treatment, providing them with more involvement at a time when they may wish to be in more control of their care. 5.4 Recently published guidance for providers and commissioners and a full response to the consultation questions on the choice of named consultant led team proposals, may be found on the Department of Health website

24 Choice of provider for maternity services 5.5 We understand that each pregnancy is different and our vision is of all women, together with their midwives (and other clinicians where appropriate), being able to plan their care throughout the maternity pathway with the information they need to make informed choices and the confidence that the services they choose are safe, appropriate to their needs and available when needed. Providers of preconception, maternity and newborn care will help deliver this vision by working together in local networks. 5.6 Local networks will bring together all the services a pregnant woman or new mother might need, by linking together GPs, local hospitals, specialist units, Sure Start Children s Centres, charities and community groups so they can share information, expertise and services. When a woman becomes pregnant, she will access maternity care through a local provider. That provider can ensure women receive the services specified in their personalised care plan either directly or working with other providers in their local network. Local networks can also provide better access to specialist services such as midwives with special skills in providing care for women with disabilities, mental health or substance misuse issues, HIV, or for teenage mothers. 5.7 Nationally, work is progressing to determine which services will form Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN) and how they will work in terms of role and remit. This work has already proposed a single operating model and these networks will be accountable to the NHS Commissioning Board. If maternity is designated as SCN the Commissioning Board will expect all provider and commissioner stakeholders to be included in local networks. The Chief Medical Officer and other Directors of the Commissioning Board will make the decisions about SCNs later in the year. If maternity is not designated as an SCN, local networks will as now be locally established and resourced, but again the expectation would be that commissioners would want to see all provider stakeholders included. 5.8 We want to make sure that women and their partners have informed and safe choices about where to give birth. Birthplace, a study based on data from 65,000 births in England provides for the first time, evidence for those with low-risk pregnancies about the risks and outcomes associated with different planned places of birth at home, in a midwifery-led unit and in obstetric units. 5.9 The Birthplace study was published on 25 November and its findings can help women make informed choices about where they feel most comfortable planning a birth, help healthcare workers in providing advice and

25 aid commissioners and providers in planning maternity services and clinical guidelines We have heard that parents to be and new parents can struggle to find information they can trust on the internet and elsewhere to help them through pregnancy, birth and beyond so that they can become more confident parents. The Government has launched the NHS Information Service for Parents a new digital service. Parents will be able to sign up from early in pregnancy to receive regular free s and SMS messages offering high quality NHS advice, and signposts to other quality assured information Together with the Family Nurse Partnership 23, we have recently published Preparation for Birth and Beyond: a resource pack for leaders of community groups and activities. 24 The pack is a practical tool that aims to improve outcomes for babies and parents through a refreshed approach to antenatal education that moves beyond traditional models. The information and support provided through this pack enables participating groups to provide and explore possible choices that mothers and families may have, during and after the birth of a child. Recent engagement has highlighted that choice of provider may offer an opportunity to improve access and quality of services for expectant parents. There has been a call for a stronger understanding on the opportunities for extending patient choice in this area. Choice of provider may enable niche and voluntary sector organisations to offer targeted services to parents with higher health and social care needs or those who find it difficult to access traditional models of provision We know that it is important that service user experiences inform their choices. A new maternity user indicator was introduced as part of the NHS Outcomes Framework , to measure a woman s experience of care throughout the care pathway (antenatal, labour and birth and postnatal). In addition, to support the NHS in delivering improved outcomes, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are developing a suite of quality standards. 26 Choosing who provides your mental health services 5.13 For too long the choices that are available for patients referred to secondary elective care services have not been available to those individuals referred to secondary care mental health services. This means, for example, that there has

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